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Lion cubs have their ups and downs

Published 25/08/2011 | 13:31

Klaus the lion cub up a tree at Longleat Safari and Adventure Park
Klaus the lion cub up a tree at Longleat Safari and Adventure Park
Eva the lion cub climbing a tree to be with her brother Klaus at the safari park in Wiltshire

It is a problem for cat owners everywhere - what to do when your moggy gets stuck up a tree.

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But calling out the fire brigade really is not an option when the cat in question is a boisterous lion cub.

In the end the over-confident cub, named Klaus, was rescued by his sister Eva who climbed the tree and calmly showed her brother the safe way to get back down.

The pair are part of a quartet of lion cubs born earlier in the year at Longleat Safari and Adventure Park in Wiltshire.

Longleat lion keeper Bob Trollope said: "The cubs are just under five months old now and still extremely curious and quite mischievous.

"We've spotted them climbing all over parents, running around everywhere, and they were even seen at the top of the scratching post the other day - so Klaus's experiences getting stuck up the tree clearly haven't had much of an effect."

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